Working with a bellows


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Working with a bellows

The key to getting a macro photo is being able to get your lens in really, really close. To do that, you need a very short minimum focusing distance. You've seen how extension tubes let you get your lens closer to a subject. I've got here something that's basically a variation on an extension tube, and that is a bellows. Now a bellows is a bit . . . sometimes a bit heavier, a bit clunkier, and a lot more fragile than a set of extension tubes. The advantage of it is that it's got tremendous variability.

I can actually find the exact level of extension that I want with very fine control. So, what I've done here is I've mounted a 50 mm lens on the front of this very small, very lightweight bellows. And with that, I can extend just exactly to where I need to get the cropping that I want. So, I am going to just set this here, and grab a shot real quick. I'm employing all of the things that you've seen me do, working with a normal macro lens. I'm using live...

Working with a bellows
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Working with a bellows provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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